Russia’s climate goals and science are also casualties of Putin’s war in Ukraine

Russia’s climate goals and science are also casualties of Putin’s war in...

As the European Union moves closer to an embargo deal on Russian oil, there is much talk about the impact of war-related sanctions on...
Diamond mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories are not a girl’s best friend

Diamond mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories are not a girl’s best friend

Almost three years ago, Canada's National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) released its final report and among its findings,...
As tension builds over Ukraine, Norway grows increasingly worried about neighboring Russia

As tension builds over Ukraine, Norway grows increasingly worried about neighboring...

Before you begin to read this story, you may wish to look up the Russian naval base at Gadzhiyevo in Russia’s Arctic northwest on...
Climate change could enable Alaska to grow more of its own food

Climate change could enable Alaska to grow more of its own...

Gardeners in Alaska know that it’s hard to grow big, juicy tomatoes here. But as the climate rapidly warms in the far North, that...
Are the northern lights caused by ‘particles from the Sun’? Not exactly

Are the northern lights caused by ‘particles from the Sun’? Not exactly

What a spectacle a big aurora is, its shimmering curtains and colorful rays of light illuminating a dark sky. Many people refer to aurora...
A year into Biden’s presidency, U.S. military plans for Greenland remain unclear

A year into Biden’s presidency, U.S. military plans for Greenland remain...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion in 2019 that he wanted to buy Greenland signaled an intense strategic U.S. interest in the island, an...
Is a polar bear eating reindeer normal behavior — or the result of climate change?

Is a polar bear eating reindeer normal behavior — or the...

Recently, scientists in Hornsund, Svalbard — a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean — witnessed a polar bear pursuing a reindeer into the sea...
Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo

Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo

Santa’s sleigh is famously pulled by eight reindeer, nine if you include the luminous Rudolf who pitches in when it’s foggy. The classic eight...
The 2021 Arctic Report Card reveals a (human) story of cascading disruptions, extreme events and global connections

The 2021 Arctic Report Card reveals a (human) story of cascading...

The Arctic has long been portrayed as a distant end-of-the-Earth place, disconnected from everyday common experience. But as the planet rapidly warms, what happens...
Five ways reindeer are perfectly evolved for pulling Santa’s sleigh

Five ways reindeer are perfectly evolved for pulling Santa’s sleigh

We all know that Father Christmas would struggle to deliver presents to everyone around the world without the help of his magical reindeer. But...